On Friday, 22 November, Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan starrer romantic flick "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein" is set to clash with Sunny Deol's action film, "Singh Saab The Great."
Even though the romantic comedy directed by Punit Malhotra will be up against a film of a completely different genre, the face-off is likely to be interesting.
An out and out action film, with similar promotional strategies, "Singh Saab The Great" (SSTG) promises the good old Deol antics. The film is about a man's fight against corruption. Deol takes on the role of a good guy who fights against the villain played by Prakash Raj. Amrita Rao will also be seen playing the role of a scribe who aides Sunny cause.
Directed by Anil Sharma of "Gadar" fame, the film has been promoted in various television shows. Sunny also hosted a television show to promote his film, which is unusual given the actor's shy nature.
The film is characterised by the good old Bollywood fights and a single man's struggle against the powerful. Though this might come across as an overused technique, the film's appeal would lie mainly in single screens and smaller towns where Deol's overpowering stature as the honest hero still holds strong.
Coming to "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein", the film boasts of romantic comedy and will have Kareena and Imran back together post "Ek Main Aur Ek Tu".
The film has been heavily promoted by the leading duo and has been presented as a light hearted family film. The chemistry between Imran and Kareena has been the focal point along with the film's catchy songs, which have managed to strike a chord with their quirky and unusual lyrics.
GTPM is predominantly a love story where a polished city boy (Imran) falls for the outspoken social worker (Kareena). The promo of the film has shown Imran following Kareena into remote villages.
The film promises to be a funnier take on romance and is likely to attract the urbane youth. The film's cast, trailer, music and promotions indeed has done a great job in stealing the limelight. The romantic comedy theme will mostly have the urban multiplex chunk of the audience in its favour.
Since both GTPM and SSTG belong to different genres, there is a lesser chance of the films taking away each other's share. But GTPM has clearly been able to gather more visibility.